Fallen Marine's Name Added To Versailles War Memorial

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Updated: 5/19/2013 11:45 pm
A community honored the sacrifice of a fallen hero Sunday.

Marine Cpl. Nicholas Dieruf was killed while fighting in the Second Gulf War in 2004.

His name was added to the Woodford County War Memorial in downtown Versailles.

His family and friends were there as the Rolling Thunder Chapter Four laid a wreath in his honor.

"It's really nice...mainly for him. I'm thrilled for Nick. Again, he would have not wanted all of this hoopla and press and whatever...but he deserves it, and so does every other fallen soldier, marine, sailor. So I'm thrilled that his name has been added. He deserves it," said Dieruf's wife, Emily Chambers.

Organizers of the event said it was the first name added to the memorial since its dedication after the Vietnam War.
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